As my daughters and I discussed the menu for an upcoming family event we went back and forth on what should be served to satisfy all of our family and friends. I attribute the indecisiveness to our awareness that our circle is culturally diverse and wanting to insure our decisions will be pleasing to our entire guest list. This menu discussion allowed me to reflect on how food has been such a great way for our family to express its cultural diversity.
Food was also a way for both my husband and I to embrace each others cultures. As a newlywed, I made it my mission to learn how to cook all of my husband’s favorite Spanish dishes. On the other hand, he was always eager to try any of the soul food dishes I brought to the table. Everyone needs to eat; therefore food is something that everyone has in common making it a great way to help unite people from different cultures and ethnicity. Here are some ideas: (more…)